The Ultimate Fly & Drive Holiday in Slovenia

Hop in the driver’s seat and explore Slovenia to the fullest on this incredible two-week self-guided road trip that includes every unforgettable highlight.
Starting point
Ljubljana
Finish point
Ljubljana
Duration
13 nights / 14 days
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Take your time to discover Slovenia from east to west and north to south
Enjoy the freedom of driving yourself without the worry of planning
Set the pace of your holiday, while following a route we have carefully selected for you
Cover Slovenia’s top attractions as well as more remote spots and choose what you will visit
Maribor he second largest town in Slovenia
Maribor the second largest town in Slovenia

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Ptuj - Maribor
DAY 3 Solčava panoramic road - Logar Valley
DAY 4 Jezersko
DAY 5 Lake Bled
DAY 6 Lake Bohinj
DAY 7 Kranjska Gora - Vršič Pass - Bovec
DAY 8 Soča Valley
DAY 9 Kobarid - Kozjak Waterfall - Tolmin
DAY 10 Goriška Brda
DAY 11 Škocjan Caves - Lipica Stud Farm - Hrastovlje - Portorož
DAY 12 Piran - Strunjan - Izola - Koper - Sečovlje
DAY 13 Leisure time
DAY 14 Caves - Ljubljana
DAY 1 - Arrival to Ljubljana

You will pick up your car in Ljubljana and get briefed on your itinerary. Wandering around Ljubljana will keep you highly entertained as well as give you a chance to acclimatize to the magical ambiance of the place.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Ljubljana

Included

Meet & greet in Ljubljana
Car rental

Highlights

Solčava panoramic road
Palenk & Rinka Waterfalls

Ljubljana Castle over the city
Ljubljana Castle over the city
Preseren square ljubljana
Preseren square ljubljana
Ljubljana Castle over the city
Preseren square ljubljana
DAY 2 - Eastern Slovenia

Discovering the best of Styria, Slovenia’s eastern region, is unbelievable. Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia, nestled on the banks of the Drava River, and Maribor, the capital of Styria, and the home of the oldest grapevine in the world, will give you a sense of how deep the roots of Slovenia’s history reach.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Styria region

Highlights

Jezersko Lake with alpine views
Alpine views of Kamnik-Savinja Alps

DAY 3 - First time in the Alps

Your first taste of the Slovenian Alps will come in the form of one of the most scenic valleys in the country, Logar Valley. Spend the day amidst towering mountains with great possibilities for hiking, waterfalls, and remarkable views. Enjoy scenic rides on panoramic roads with plenty of stops at mountain passes to truly take in this fascinating wilderness.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Logar Valley

Highlights

Hrastovlje

Meadows surrounded by hills and mountains in Logar Valley
Logar valley
Logar valley
DAY 4 - Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Heading onwards through the mountains with a shortcut through Austria, you will arrive in Jezersko, a picturesque haven on the other side of the Kamnik-Savinja alpine range. This charming Alpine corner tucked away from civilization will inspire you with its tranquillity and rustic atmosphere.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Bled

DAY 5 - Best of Lake Bled

Slovenia’s most prized attraction, Lake Bled, will give you plenty to write home about. There are tons of things to do and see in and around the town of Bled. Breathtaking viewpoints, scenic hiking trails, traditional sightseeing of historical places like the Bled Castle… You decide how active or leisurely your stay in Bled will be.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Bled

Lake Bled castle
Lake Bled castle
Lake Bled castle
DAY 6 - Lake Bohinj and Triglav National Park

A short drive from Bled in its magnificent counterpart – Lake Bohinj. Perched in the heart of the Julian Alps in the world-renowned Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj, and its surroundings are a nature enthusiast’s refuge beyond description.

The area offers countless options for spending time in the wild outdoors; be it hiking, cycling, or gravity-defying mountain climbing. Additional thrills can be had in the nearby canyons and rivers, or you can opt for some tranquil relaxation at the lakeshore. Spectacular views are guaranteed either way.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Bohinj

DAY 7 - Kranjska Gora and an epic drive to Soča River Valley

You cannot explore the Alps without visiting the famous alpine resort of Kranjska Gora and enjoying its mountainous setting. A network of beautiful hiking and cycling trails, the picturesque Lake Jasna and the panoramic drive up to Vršič Pass will make you want to return to this place for a whole week.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Bovec

DAY 8 - Explore the surroundings of Bovec

The fairy-tale land of Soča Valley and the adrenaline capital of Slovenia called Bovec are simply too beautiful to describe. You can choose to spend the day hiking in the area, chasing waterfalls, or getting your adrenaline rush by going rafting, canyoning or ziplining. Whatever your preference, filmmakers of the Narnia movies certainly knew why they chose this location to shoot their fantasy flick.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Bovec

River Soča
River Soča
River Soča
DAY 9 - Following the Soča River

Further down the Soča River, you will enter the historic gem of Kobarid. Famous for its role in WWI, Kobarid invites you to visit its award-winning museum. Or you can decide to tick the nature trail and snap a photo of Kozjak Waterfall instead, or even try climbing some of the epic mountains in the local area to discover which famous WWI battles took place there.

The next town on your itinerary is Tolmin with its marvelous gorges, before heading to Slovenia’s unforgettable Karst region.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Goriška Brda

Visiting Kozjak Waterfall
Visiting Kozjak Waterfall
Visiting Kozjak Waterfall
DAY 10 - Into the wine region

And you are off to your next destination, a dreamy location of rolling hills with medieval villages, old villas, and chateaux vineyards as far as the eye can see. Goriška Brda, famous as one of the finest wine regions of Slovenia offers not only spectacular views and wines but also excellent cuisine, friendly locals, and a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in Goriška Brda

DAY 11 - The Karst

One of the most unique Slovenian regions and landscapes is undoubtedly the Karst. With its plethora of underground caves, you are bound to visit at least one on your trip to Slovenia. If underground is not your favorite place, you can choose to spend the day at the Lipica Stud Farm, the home of the famous Lipizzaner horses and stop in the village of Hrastovlje to see the world-famous dance-macabre frescoes. And then it’s off to the Slovenian Coast.

Accommodation

Overnight in Portorož

Karst Stone House
Karst stone house
Karst stone house
DAY 12 - The Coast

The so-called Slovenian Riviera is lined with impressive towns like Piran, Koper, and Portorož. It is a popular summer destination with a Mediterranean vibe and an easy-going atmosphere. A perfect place to relax or saddle a bicycle and explore the hilly surroundings full of vineyards and olive groves, enjoy some gourmet treats, or the incredible history of salt making.

Accommodation

Overnight in Portorož

DAY 13 - The Coast

Spending an extra day on the Adriatic coast is always a great idea. You might have missed out on something the day before or you can take an extra day off to spend at the beach!

Accommodation

Overnight in Portorož

DAY 14 - Slovenian caves & return to Ljubljana

Make the most of your last day and squeeze in a cave visit. The glorious Postojna Cave, or one of its lesser-known counterparts, is waiting to be explored. On your way back to Ljubljana, you will also pass the popular Predjama Castle, a unique cave-castle wrapped in mysterious legends, a perfect stop to squeeze in before heading back to return the car.

Postojna cave inside
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle
Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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Included in price

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
13 nights accommodation with breakfast

Optional Extras

Ljubljana Airport transfer
Excess car insurance
Entrance fees

You shift gears, we shift destinations. Our list of Slovenia’s top attractions is at your disposal. From classic touristy must-sees to outdoor activities in places you never knew existed, each location’s itinerary is planned to perfection. On this holiday, the entire country is yours for the taking.

Too many optional extras to choose from? No worries, you can always extend your holiday to check a few more off your list.

The superb thing about driving across Slovenia is that the distances are short, the traffic light, and the roads are of good quality. But don’t let its size fool you; Slovenia is among the most diverse places on Earth. You will be staying in cozy accommodations, located in the heart of the place you are exploring.

Your road trip begins in Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest and most charming capital. Heading east, you’ll arrive in Maribor, our second largest city, followed by Ptuj, the oldest town dating back to Roman times. Each of these urban destinations and their outskirts has ample opportunities to keep you entertained.

The road then takes you to the majestic Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where you’ll discover some of the most picturesque corners of Slovenia, before moving on to the world-famous Lake Bled. Within the magical embrace of Triglav National Park, you will fall in love with Lake Bohinj, enjoy the Alpine resort of Kranjska Gora, and the scenic paradise of Soča Valley. This region promises incredible hiking, cycling, rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, and canyoning, to list just a few wonderful activities.

From the highlands of Kobarid and Tolmin, with their lovely gorges and waterfalls, you’ll make your way across Slovenia’s windswept Karst, where visits to the spellbinding Postojna Cave and the medieval phenomenon of Predjama Castle are obligatory. The next stop is the coast, where the Mediterranean climate and pretty seaside towns of Piran, Koper, and Portorož with their surrounding treasures will present you with yet another face of Slovenia’s diverse character.

The vineyards of Goriška Brda and the nearby winegrowing gem of Vipava Valley are sure to satisfy all your senses. Then, on the final leg of your journey, you’ll pass a few more gorgeous sites, including a UNESCO cave system, before coming full circle in Ljubljana.

Come and fly to Slovenia, pick up the car keys and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Things to know

Your fly & drive holiday starts in Ljubljana. We will come and meet you at your hotel to run you through your itinerary, give you some final notes and arrange your car rental. If you need a transfer from the airport, let us know upon booking!

In any case, you let us know as soon as possible. Your basic insurance included in the price offers 24/7 roadside assistance and covers damages caused to other people involved in a car accident. If you wish to upgrade your insurance, there are extended options available that cover more than one driver, windows and tyres.

To drive in Slovenia, you must have a European driver’s licence or an international driving permit.

The car you will get from the rental company is already equipt with a vignette you can use on Slovenian highways.

Generally, rental companies offer cars with automatic transmission.

You can easily extend a day or two in the same area, either extending your entire holiday or leaving out some places you are not interested in. Just notify us upon booking and we will help you customize a perfect itinerary for you.

We use different hotels, depending on availability, but we always make sure they are conviniently located and that you have the option of parking your car comfortably.

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Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Private guided

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

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Our professional team of locals with vast experience in tourism has cherry-picked the best things to do in Slovenia for all sorts of travellers.

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